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Iran Unveiled: The Movement Against Compulsory Hijab | Best Countries
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Iran Unveiled: The Movement Against Compulsory Hijab | Best Countries

Women in Iran have been saying #No2Hijab and #WalkingUnveiled, risking fines and even prison time for violating the strict regulations for women’s dress ushered in following the country’s 1979 revolution.“Iranian society never really wrapped its head around how much of a role religion was going to play,” Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, a professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of Pennsylvania, says of the country’s pre- and post-revolutionary eras. “I think a lot of other Islamic dominant societies still grapple with it.”What was once a social media campaign has unfolded into a full-blown civil disobedience movement, gaining steam and fueling a protest last month on the country’s National Day of Hijab and Chastity. Across Iran, women unveiled their heads, some posting image...
From 2002: Salman Rushdie on life after fatwa
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From 2002: Salman Rushdie on life after fatwa

From 2002: Salman Rushdie on life after fatwa - CBS News Watch CBS News After the 1988 publication of the novel "The Satanic Verses," which Muslim fundamentalists were convinced insulted Islam, the Ayatollah Khomeini issued an order than author Salman Rushdie be executed. He lived for nine years under threat of being killed. In this interview originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" on September 29, 2002, Rushdie talked with correspondent Martha Teichner about the battle over freedom of thought in Islam and the "enriching jumble" of his past that has inspired his books; his 1999 move to New York City; and the problem of becoming ...
Fourth Muslim Man Murdered in New Mexico in ‘Targeted Killings’
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Fourth Muslim Man Murdered in New Mexico in ‘Targeted Killings’

(Reuters) - Police in New Mexico and federal agencies were probing the murders of four Muslim men to determine if the killings, the latest of which happened on Friday evening, were linked while the state's governor described them as "targeted killings."Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina told reporters on Saturday that a "young man who is part of the Muslim community was murdered."The victim's name and the circumstances of the murder were not disclosed. In the previous three cases, the victims were ambushed and shot without warning, police said.Medina said the killing was possibly linked to the previous three murders.Police in New Mexico had said earlier that the other three Muslim men murdered in the state's largest city in the past nine months appeared to have been targeted for the...
Saudi tech experts bring futuristic AI technology closer to reality
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Saudi tech experts bring futuristic AI technology closer to reality

RIYADH: Saudi technology experts are putting the latest developments in artificial intelligence into the hands of gamers attending a major international festival in the Kingdom. The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) has partnered with the Saudi Esports Federation for the Gamers8 event taking place in Riyadh to showcase the most recent advances in augmented and virtual reality technologies. And Ahmed Abdulrahman, the immersive lab manager on Ithra’s Creative Solutions program, believes the futuristic AI seen in many current sci-fi movies could become publicly available within five to 10 years. The GameDev Zone interior, buzzing with eager and curious Saudis looking to try the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in Riyadh. (Supplied) Technologies on show at ...